I had this cassette in high school. I can’t remember exactly where or why I bought it, but my guess is that it probably came from the Columbia House tape club. Or maybe I bought it at the mall because it had a rare Beatles song on it. It’s a weird compilation. Released by Sire … Continue reading Playlist: History of British Rock (Sire Records, 1976)
The two have completely severed all traces of their folkie past and are gunning for a more mainstream audience.
Sire Records’ Seymour Stein chronicles the label’s history. On the Smiths: “Between the music and having all these gladiolas thrown at me, I wanted to sign them on the spot.”